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It’s that time of year when many college students begin counting down the days to the holidays. But for students who are homeless or disconnected from their families, the end of the semester brings another stressor—finding a safe place to sleep when dormitories close.
Here are several ways to raise awareness about the housing needs of homeless students during academic breaks and to encourage schools and communities to take action.
Participate in the 2015 Home for the Holidays campaign organized by the National Network for Youth, Covenant House, the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. The group has compiled a list of five things your local college can do (PDF, 2.9MB) to support homeless students during breaks.
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